Domestic Violence


Domestic abuse charges are very serious and are often even more complicated to handle because of relationship dynamics that are involved. It may feel as if your world has been turned upside down as orders of protection or restraining orders prevent you from seeing your family. On top of this, prosecutors do not take these allegations lightly and they will not drop the charges just because the alleged victim has changed his or her mind. That is why it is important to have experienced legal counsel in your corner to ensure that your rights are protected.I am Glenn R. Bruno, Esq., a domestic violence defense attorney in Poughkeepsie with more than 20 years of legal experience. I am committed to serving the needs of people throughout the Hudson Valley, and I am prepared to put my skills to work for you. Call 845-454-2385 or, if you prefer, you can send me an e-mail to schedule a free in-office or telephone consultation.


The complexity of domestic assault cases is often compounded by the fact that hearings may involve two separate courts, the family court and criminal court. If the complaining party calls the police, then the defendant will be brought before the criminal court, an order of protection will be issued and an application for bail will be heard by the court. If the complaining party goes to family court first, then the family court will issue restraining orders or orders of protection. The court may grant a restraining order even if you are not present at this hearing. The criminal court will handle the criminal side of the case, and a conviction in the criminal court may result in probation, heavy fines, a jail sentence and/or a prison sentence. I will do my best to help you with the criminal case. If family court representation is required, then I will refer you to another attorney for the family court portion.


If you have been accused of domestic assault, protect your rights with quality and skilled legal representation. Contact me, a Poughkeepsie domestic violence defense attorney, online or call 845-454-2385 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. If your busy schedule requires an evening appointment, that can be arranged.

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11 Market Street
Suite 221
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: (845) 454-2385
Fax: (845) 454-2387

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